Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore was a wild ride. I don’t think I am doing Walter Mosely right. This is the second book I’ve read by him (the other one being John Woman) and it seems like they are a part of a larger universe, a complex social and family system that are interconnected among… Continue reading Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore: Stop Demonizing Sex Work
Now that doomsday seems like a next week issue instead of tomorrow, here are some reads that will serve as a reminder that it takes work for us to avoid getting to these places.
I love well-meaning white folks. Like the ones who tell me I’m articulate or who remind me quite often at how not racist they are. The ones who use that infamous quote from The Help. “You is kind. You is smart. And you is important.” I love a good story where black people’s main role… Continue reading Well-Meaning White Folks
An important conversation happening more prominently today is the one about mental health and May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s no longer a belief of a divide between the crazy people and the normal people. I wonder how different the world would be if so many hurt people treated their mental health as well… Continue reading Who Is Allowed To Experience Trauma?
Crazy, Rich Asians was so good! I thoroughly enjoyed both the book (well, the first one at least) and the movie. But this is a battle and there can only be one person to make it out alive, well at least one winner. For those who haven’t dabbled in the world of these rich Asians,… Continue reading Battle: Crazy Rich Asians
I like video games. I wouldn’t say I like video games as much as normal people who like video games, but I like them more than people who don’t like video games. They’re cool. I like playing (although I’m not very good) and watching other people play sometimes. Virtual reality is a whole other ball… Continue reading DuBois and Virtual Reality
I know my last (first) battle post was about The Leftovers, but I’m coming back at y’all with another Tom Perotta: Mrs. Fletcher. Before continuing, I want to warn you of spoilers ahead, for both the book and the show. I know I usually hate giving spoilers, but most of my pros and cons are… Continue reading Battle: Mrs. Fletcher
Warning: Contains spoilers for the novel Beneath the Attic by V.C. Andrews
The Water Dancer was about slavery and I don’t know why I didn’t expect a novel by Ta-Nahasi Cotes to not be about slavery. At least this book about slavery was written by someone black (read my qualms about slavery books by non-black people here). Books, fiction or nonfiction, about slavery just don’t do it… Continue reading That Time Oprah Didn’t Give Me Good Advice